Mark Seton Synnot[1]

Male 1820 - 1890  (70 years)


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  • Name Mark Seton Synnot 
    Born 31 Jul 1820  Ballymoyer, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Will 9 Jun 1890  County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Buried Dec 1890  Ballymoyer, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Address:
    the family burial ground 
    Died 2 Dec 1890  Ballymoyer, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
    Address:
    Ballymoyer House 
    Probate 10 Jan 1901  Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 18
    _UID 77250FFD16354EEFA1A9AE11EA10AFECCE3A 
    Person ID I8296  Treefive
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2018 

    Father Marcus Synnot, Esq.,   b. 21 Jun 1771, Ballymoyer, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1855, Newtownhamilton, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Jane Gillson,   b. 20 Apr 1794, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1866, South Dublin, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 29 Jun 1813  Edenham, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 10, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
    Family ID F2677  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Jane Synnot,   b. Abt 1816, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1898, Ballymoyer, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married 24 Aug 1843  Paris, Paris, Îledo-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 16, 24, 25, 26
    Address:
    British Embassy Chapel, the House of the British Ambassador 
    Children 
     1. Mary Susanna May Synnot,   b. 17 Jul 1844, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1913, Ballymoyer, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. Rosalie Jane Synnot,   b. 6 Oct 1845, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1929, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. Eva Charlotte Synnot,   b. 28 Sep 1846, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1924, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     4. Captain Mark Seton Synnot,   b. 29 Oct 1847, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1901, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     5. Cecilia Agnes Synnot,   b. 6 Aug 1850, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1928, Rostrevor, co Down, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     6. Dame Charlotte Augusta Synnot,   b. 13 Feb 1854, Ballymoyer, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1936, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     7. Ada Maria Synnot,   b. 29 May 1856, Ballymoyer, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1941, Rostrevor, co Down, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     8. Annette Beatrice Synnot,   b. 17 Sep 1858, Boulogne-sur-mer, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1859  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F2690  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • P. Hore Synnott Pedigree (1913), page 14:
      'Mark Seton, heir to his brother = his cousin Anne Jane Synnot. She died 14 Nov 1898.
      J.P. D.L. Sheriff in 1876. b. 31 July 1920. married 24 August 1843'
      Hore page 15:
      'Anne Jane = Mark Seton son of Marcus Synnot of Ballymoyer.'

      Mark graduated from Trinity College in 1834. On 24 Aug 1843 he married Anne Jane Synnott at the British Embassy in Paris. She was the daughter of Mark Synnot of Dromondragh (Dublin county) - the other branch of the family (Anne's father, Mark, was the cousin of Mark Seton's father, Marcus. Mark, Anne's father, died without leaving a male heir).

      The London Gazette of 7 Jan 1848 notified a declaration of bankruptcy for Mark Seton Synnot by the District Court of Bankruptcy in Liverpool. This set in motion a chain of Court proceedings including a hearing for full discovery and disclosure of his effects, the granting of a Certificate of conformity (i.e. he had complied with the relevant legislation), an audit of his accounts, and a first dividend to creditors of 3s 7 1/2d in the pound. A further audit followed, and then the granting of a second dividend of 4 3/4d in the pound, to be paid upon application to George Morgan at 12 Cook Street, Liverpool on Wed 14 Mar 1849 or a subsequent Wednesday. This concluded proceedings.

      Mark's son Mark Seton Synnot was born in Merrion Square, Dublin in Oct 1847, with his father's address given as Abercrombie Square, Liverpool. Mark's daughter Cecelia Agnes was born in Dublin in 1850, so he was probably back in Ireland by then, but it is not clear if this was the result of the failure of his business ventures as a merchant and a ship owner in Liverpool. His 3 youngest children were all born at Ballymoyer.

      Mark and Anne had one son (Mark Seton Synnot) and 6 daughters including Mary Susanna May Synnot (b. 1844). May was the oldest, Mark the youngest.

      The Belfast News-Letter of 17 July 1872 recorded a gathering of Orange Lodge members at Armagh and then at the residence of his brother Parker, where Mark Seaton was one of the speakers. He was named as 'Seaton Synnot' so it is possible that this was known as Seaton rather than Mark.

      Mark was listed as an occupier at Ballintate, Ballymoyer, County Armagh in the Griffith's Valuation of Ireland (1847-1864). He was also a ship owner and merchant in Liverpool in the 1840s, and High Sheriff of Armagh in 1876.

      In 1874 he succeeded to Ballymoyer Estate, Ballymoyer on the death of his brother Marcus Synnot, and took up residence.

      He was first listed as a magistrate of County Armagh in Thom's Irish Almanac in 1876, possibly succeeding his brother Marcus. He continued to be a magistrate until his death in 1890, as noted in Thom's Irish Almanac as recorded on the findmypast website:
      1876 County Directory; also Index to Magistrates
      1877 County Directory; also Index to Magistrates
      1878 County Directory; also Index to Magistrates
      1879 County Directory
      1880 Index to Magistrates
      1881 Index to Magistrates
      1882 County Directory
      1883 County Directory
      1884 Index to Magistrates
      1885 County Directory; also Index to Magistrates
      1886 County Directory
      1887 County Directory
      1888 County Directory; also Index to Magistrates
      1889 County Directory; also Index to Magistrates
      1890 County Directory; also Index to Magistrates
      There are also entries in 1891, after Mark's death.

      Marcus was High Sheriff of County Armagh in 1876, according to Sir Bernard Burke in A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland Part 2 (1879). U. H. Hussey de Burgh in The Landowners of Ireland (1878) says that he was High Sheriff in 1877.

      He was listed as a major landowner at Ballymoyer, Newton Hamilton in 1878 (The Landowners of Ireland by U. H. Hussey de Burgh) in and 1883 (The Great Landowners of Great Britain and Ireland by John Bateman) in both cases with 7,321 acres valued at £4,682.

      Slater's Royal National Commercial Dictionary of Ireland (1881) listed Marcus Seton Synnot, Esq. J.P. as a farmer in the parish of Ballymyre, Union of Newry.

      The following anecdote is from an article by Dr. Reeves, "On the Book of Armagh." in Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1889-1901). At the start of the article, it states '[Read APRIL 27, 1891.]'. Accordingly, the reference later in the article to 'the late Mr Synnot' who removed a memorial to Ballymoyer House is most likely Mark Seton Synnot, who died 2 Dec 1890, qualifying him as 'the late Mr Synnot':

      On page 90:
      'The witnesses against Archbishop Dr. Oliver Plunkett, of whom Florence Wyre was the principal one, arrived in London in January 1681; on the 8th June the archbishop was arraigned; and on the 1st of July he was executed. But his accusers were not thereupon discharged, for the titular Archbishop of Cashel, on the 30th of June, 1683, stated, in a letter, "that Friar MacMoyer and another Moyer, a relation of his, both accusers of the unhappy Primate, continue still in prison, where they suffer great privations, and are almost dead from hunger, finding none who will give them food, so abhorred are they by all."[1] Florence Wyre eventually recovered his liberty, and returned to Ireland, but so impoverished that he was unable to redeem his precious book [the Book of Armagh], and regain possession of it. He died at home, of the 12th of February, 1713, and was buried in Ballymyre churchyard, as we shall l earn from the rude inscription on a small flag which lay upon his grave, and was annually insulted with marked indignities."[2] Its preservation is due to the late Mr. Synnot, who had it removed to Ballymoyer House, where it is now preserved.

      Footnote [1]: Dr. Moran's Memoire of M. R. Oliver Plunkett, p. 306.
      Footnote [2]: The upper portion of the stone is broken straight across. The missing portion probably had the bracketed line-
      [HERE LYETH THE]
      BODY OF FLORENCE
      WYRE WHO DIED
      FEB. THE 12 1713

      The fracture ran through the name, but left more than the lower half of the capitals.'


      Marcus died at Ballymoyer in 1890, the death being registered at Newry in Jan-Mar 1891. His body was interred at the family burial ground at Ballymoyer after a well-attended funeral.

      Mark's will was proved at Armagh by Anne Jane Synnot of Ballymoyer, the widow and one of the executors. The date of grant of probate was 10 Jan 1891, and the value of the effects was £8,692 2s.

      The will, dated 9 Jun 1890, starts by noting that Mark's real estate had already been settled. His other assets were distributed among his wife Anne Jane, son Mark Seton, brother Parker (any rent owing by Parker to Mark) with provision for descendants to take in the event of an entitled person pre-deceasing Mark. His daughters Cecelia Agnes and Ada Maria were named specifically to take the impropriate tithes of Strabannon, which were left to Anne Jane, if she died before Mark. The executors of the will were Anne Jane and Robert Erskine Quinn of the Agency Newry Esq, who were to seek assistance from Richard J. Harden of Harrybrook at all times that they considered necessary. A detailed list of assets is included, down to tea spoons and sugar tongs.

      Letters of Administration of the unadministered estate were granted at Armagh to his daughters Cecilia Agnes and Ada Maria at Armagh on 19 Jul 1901. The value of the effects was £103. The former grant of 10 Jan 1891 was noted.

  • Sources 
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    2. [S3941] TRE Family tree - brightwater(1) (owner Brightwater99) family tree on ancestry.com accessed 22 Jul 2014, 11 Feb 2015, Mark Seton Synnot.

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    8. [S4489] BOK The County Families of the United Kingdom (1889) by Edward Walford, page 965 (Smith, Corbet).

    9. [S4502] BOK Burke - A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (Burke, 1912), page 679-681 (Hart-Synnot).

    10. [S4504] BOK Burke - Burke's Irish Family Records (1976), pages 1089-1092 (Hart-Synnot).

    11. [S4441] WIL101 Synnot, Mark Seton - PRONI will and probate, WIL101., PRONI Will Calendars; Will and probate for Mark Seton Synnot (d. 2 Dec 1890).

    12. [S4023] ancestry.com Web: Northern Ireland, Will Calendar Index, 1839-1943, 19 Jul 1901 Armagh: Mark Seton Synnot.

    13. [S4389] DTH Death Synnot, Mark Seton.

    14. [S4490] BOK The County Families of the United Kingdom (1892) by Edward Walford, page 992 (Synnot, Mark Seton (b. 1847).

    15. [S4493] BOK The County Families of the United Kingdom (1911) by Edward Walford, page 520 (Hart-Synnot, Mrs).

    16. [S4501] BOK Burke - A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland Vol. 2 (Burke, 1894), page 1971, 1972 (Synnot).

    17. [S5384] irishgenealogy.ie Civil Records, 19 November 2011; 2 Dec 1890: death of Mark Seton Synnot.

    18. [S4023] ancestry.com Web: Northern Ireland, Will Calendar Index, 1839-1943, 19 Jul 1901 Armagh: Mark Seton Synnot (error - should be 10 Jan 1901).

    19. [S3941] TRE Family tree - brightwater(1) (owner Brightwater99) family tree on ancestry.com accessed 22 Jul 2014, 11 Feb 2015, Marcus Synnot Esq.

    20. [S4011] TRE Family tree - Sinnett Family Tree (owner James Sinnett) on ancestry.com accessed 12, 22 Jul 2014, 18 Feb 2015, Marcus Synnot.

    21. [S4519] MAR Marriage Synnot, Marcus and Gillson, Jane, marriage of Jane Gillson and Marcus Synnot; 2 July 1813.

    22. [S4519] MAR Marriage Synnot, Marcus and Gillson, Jane, marriage of Marcus Synnot and Jane Gillson; 2 July 1813.

    23. [S5495] MAR592 Marriage Synnot, Marcus and Gillson, Jane, MAR592., Marriage notice; 2 July 1813; Page 2.

    24. [S4021] ancestry.com UK, Foreign and Oveseas Registers of British Subjects, 1627-1965, Marriage France 24 Aug 1843: mark Seton Synnot and Jane Anne Synnot.

    25. [S4391] BOK135 General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales (Burke, 1884), BOK135., page 994: Synnott (Drumcondragh and Monasteroris).

    26. [S4534] MAR Marriage Synnot, Mark Leton and Synnot, Anne Jane, marriage of Mark Leton Synnot and Anne Jane Synnot; 8 September 1843.